As I have mentioned before, Kenny has an odd fascination with tornadoes. (see the post here) So, we figured what better thing to study for the fair? Here are some pictures:
He made three models to demonstrate what he learned. The first is a lamp, with an unwrapped wire hanger bent to hold a spiral (made out of const paper) over the bulb. When you turn on the light, the heat from the bulb will make the spiral spin, demonstrating how heat rising off the earth is one component to tornados. The second is just water between two pop bottles. When you flip it over and shake it, a tornado forms in the top. The third is the same thing, but with beads added that demonstrate what happens to debri in a tornado (cars, trees, etc.). Kenny had said they were people in the tornado, I told him it was better to say they were cars and such!
This is a close up of his display.
His score was 100%. He did great!
This was one of the class science projects. They learned about heat induction and made ovens out of pizza boxes. It has a flap covered in aluminum foil that goes over a hole in the box. The hole has plastic over it. They put chocolate and marshmallows in the "oven" on a piece of black paper. (This was done outside). Then, they aim the shield (the part with the aluminum) up or down, to get the sun to reflect into the box, "cooking" the food. Then, they ate them with crackers. Can you say yum? Very cool I thought.
Anyway, we were very proud of him!
**side note- Aaron was taking Kenny to T-ball on Wednesday and didn't come to a complete stop at a stop sign and got a $100 ticket!!!!!! Ugh..... Now we have to come up with $100 we didn't have. I couldn't help but laugh though, because when they came home from t-ball, Kenny came in all excited and said, "Mom! I'm not supposed to tell you that Daddy got stopped by the police and got a ticket because he ran a stop sign!!!" Great....